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or how long do you guys go without filling the tank?i know this is a ridiculous question to be asking since this is a muscle car. comparing both the sxt and the rt, how are the models on gas.
i’ve never had a muscle car before and really want the rt, but because of gas i’m considering the sxt even though i don’t really like it. i want it for daily commuting, but i also love fast cars.

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My Challenger Scat Pack does pretty good on gas. It likes it a lot.
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I have a 2019 GT RWD daily driver does good on gas I might fill her up every two weeks.maybe $20-30 each fill up keeps me on a full tank.

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My Challenger Scat Pack does pretty good on gas. It likes it a lot.
Same here, I think that it's hard to put into perspective because the tank is half the size as my Ram.
But I have gotten 24 MPG on road trips.
If I drive like a civilized human being.
14 MPG or so around town driving like an ass.

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My RT 5.7 gets 21-22 mpg, city/highway. I imagine I could get 24+ on a road trip.
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Mileage depends in part on how you drive it. If you don't like the SXT buy the R/T. No reason to buy something you do not want for maybe 4 or 5 mpg difference

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the manual versions require premium. I had an 010 RT 6spd and when premium got to the 4 buck a gallon level it got old real fast. Gas is still pretty cheap but it will go up, it always does.

The automatics in either the RT or SXT/GT will run on 89 (preferred) or even 87 for the 5.7 if memory serves.

My 010 RT - if I took it easy was around 24 mpg highway and in some cases I did better than that. I don't drive any of my cars with my foot in it all the time others do and that'll make a huge difference.

My current 013 SXT+ gets around 25 in town and 27ish highway. I use 89.

If you don't like the 3.6 version then don't buy it, you'll be wasting your time and money and you'll have nothing but regret. If it's a case of you want the car so bad but can't really afford it and are looking to cut costs to justify it then I'd simply say wait till you get in a more comfortable spot financially. As I noted in the other thread you started - there are tons of these cars available and they'll be around for a long long time.

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My 2008 Charger R/T that I used to own required Plus gasoline. My brand new 2019 Scat Pack Wide Body requires Premium gasoline. My Charger used to have a 19 gallon tank. My Scat Pack Wide Body has an 18.5 gallon tank.
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When I had R/Ts with the manual I got a few MPG above rated. With the auto I got rated MPG. My current SXT I get 30 MPG combined but I have lots of open road here. If it's a daily driver and you are concerned about gas I would suggest the SXT. It's only one second slower 0-60 but about 8mpg better and you still have all the features just not the V8 sound and passing performance is noticeably different. But for the cost of ownership and ride comfort, I'd go with the SXT.
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My 2008 Charger R/T that I used to own required Plus gasoline. My brand new 2019 Scat Pack Wide Body requires Premium gasoline. My Charger used to have a 19 gallon tank. My Scat Pack Wide Body has an 18.5 gallon tank.
When my fuel gauge gets to the half-way mark, I refill my tank so it is full the next time I want to use the car which is basically on weekends. With California's high gasoline prices and the 91 Octane requirement, it usually takes $40.00 to fill the tank. In mixed driving without getting on it, I can usually average 18 mpg. as the fuel economy gauge indicates.
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